Redmond Barry Reading Room

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

The resonant Redmond Barry Reading Room is a room with charm and heritage sophistication. One of the largest spaces the Library has to offer, the high ceiling, curved architraves and glass roof panelling illuminate the space as well as the classic architectural styling no longer seen today. The impressive space sits between the Cowen Gallery and entrance foyer of the State Library, perfect for direct entrance through the Swanston street entrance. The venue comes alive at night with uplights and styling to transform the day to day room into an true events locale.

The Reading Room can be utilised for grand gala dinners, large cocktail events or even just pre-dinner drinks before moving through to another space the Library has to offer.

Key Features;

  • 2 Levels
  • Heritage furniture
  • Proximity to The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall and Cowen Gallery

Capacities –   300 Sit Down

Availability –  After 6pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday